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Woman ID'd who died in Washington subway accident in which train filled with smoke

Metro Transit Police officers secure the entrance to L’Enfant Plaza Station in Washington, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, following an evacuation. Metro officials say one of the busiest stations in downtown Washington has been evacuated because of smoke. Authorities say the source of the smoke is unknown. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 13, 2015 - 1:29 PM

WASHINGTON - Officials are identifying a 61-year-old Virginia woman who died after Washington's subway system had an electrical malfunction that caused a train to fill with smoke.

Chief Medical Examiner spokeswoman Beverly Fields confirmed Tuesday the woman is Carol Glover. She was from Alexandria, Virginia.

Her death was the first fatality on Washington's Metro system since a 2009 crash killed nine people.

The malfunction happened Monday near L'Enfant Plaza, one of the subway's busiest stations. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Michael Flanigon said the smoke started when something came into contact with the high-voltage third rail and caused an electrical arc. A nearby train stopped and smoke spread inside. The cause of the smoke was not yet known.

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